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Game Review - Roach Smasher

Roach smasher is a simple yet fun game where, as the name implies, you have to smash roaches.  As the roaches run across your screen, you simply tap them to kill them.  The more you can kill the more points you can get.  To make the game more challenging, if you miss a roach you will tap the ice which they are crawling on.  After 20 misses, the ice cracks all the way through and your game is over.  Every time you play you can try to get a higher score than the last time.

There are no levels or worries about saving your progress or anything like that.  This game was designed to be very simple and enjoyable whether you are picking it up for a few seconds at a time or for a longer session.  You'll love the fact that you can open the app, play for a little while, then close it and get back to your life.  It's always there as a fun distraction whether you're waiting in line at the supermarket, or trying to get through a boring meeting at work.

You earn one point for each roach you smash, but if you are able to smash multiple roaches in a row without missing you will get one additional point for each consecutive kill.  So, for example, if you get 5 in a row you would get 1 point for the first, 2 for the second, 3 for the third and so on for a total of 15 points for killing 5 roaches.  With this in mind you can get a very high score if you're able to stay accurate for an extended period of time. 

As you play the game it will become progressively more difficult with more and more roaches coming out, and they get faster as well.  At first you'll be able to quickly rack up a high number of points, but soon the roaches start zig zaging and moving around more quickly to avoid your taps.  If you've got good reflexes, however, you can continue smashing those roaches for quite some time before you break through the ice!

The graphics and sound effects are well done in this game, adding to the enjoyment of playing it.  While the graphics are somewhat simple in concept, they fit the overall feel of the game very well.  You'll love all the different shapes and colors of the roaches, and the funny ways you can smash them. 

The game is perfect for people of all ages and skill levels.  Younger players will find that it is incredibly simple to learn how to play, and they will love the funny looking bugs and amusing sounds when you smash them.  More experienced gamers will enjoy the challenge of constantly trying to beat their previous high score.  You might not waste hours on end on this game, but you'll surely enjoy it every time you pick it up and it is a fun game to have on your mobile device.  

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